Loftus's career as a ML manager was far longer than his ML playing career. He often
had a part ownership in the clubs he managed. He did not believe in changing pitchers
during a game, and in 1890 he worked to change the rule prohibiting a manager from
being a third base coach. For a time he
was president of the Three-I League.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»March 1, 1903: Baseball rules committee chairman Tom Loftus of Washington proclaims that the pitcher's box must not be more than 15 inches higher than the baselines or home plate.